Beef and Broccoli

A healthy meal under 30 minutes!

INGREDIENTS;
Sauce:
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp low-sodium chicken broth
5 tbsp oyster sauce (this is very hard to find so you can also substitute hoisin sauce)
2 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
2 tsp cornstarch

Beef and Broccoli:
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds flank steak, cut into 2-inch-wide strips with the grain, then sliced across the grain into 1/8-inch-thick slices
2 tbsp minced garlic
1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced (about 1 tbsp)
1 tsp peanut oil or vegetable oil, plus extra for cooking
1 1/4 pounds broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/3 cup water
3 medium scallions, sliced 1/2-inch thick on diagonal, optional

DIRECTIONS;

1.  In a medium bowl, combine beef and soy sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 10 minutes or up to 1 hour. Meanwhile, whisk the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine garlic, ginger, and 1 teaspoon peanut oil. Set aside.

2.  Heat 1-2 teaspoons peanut oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot and rippling. Add half of beef to skillet and break up clumps; cook, without stirring, for 1 minute, then stir and cook until beef is browned around edges and cooked through, about 1-2 minutes. Don’t overcook the meat – you’ll want it cooked through but still tender. Transfer beef to a medium bowl and cover with a lid or aluminum foil. Heat another 1-2 teaspoons peanut oil in the skillet and repeat with remaining beef.

3.  Add 1 tablespoon peanut oil to now-empty skillet; heat until rippling and hot. Add broccoli and cook 30 seconds; add water, cover pan, and lower heat to medium. Steam broccoli until tender-crisp, about 2 minutes. Push the broccoli to the sides of the skillet and add the garlic/ginger mixture. Spread the mixture with the back of the spoon – until fragrant, about 15-30 seconds. Add the beef back to the skillet – stirring constantly, until sauce is thickened and evenly distributed, about 1-2 minutes.

Transfer to a serving platter, sprinkle with scallions and serve with white or brown rice!